Reviewed as having “the most expressive conducting hands since Stokowski’s,” (New York Daily News) Argentinean born conductor Jorge Parodi has worked as conductor at Buenos Aires Lírica (Argentina), The Banff Centre (Canada), Tsaritsynskaya Opera Volgograd (Russia), Encuentros Internacionales de Opera (Mexico), Hofstra University and New York University among others; and as coach or repetiteur at several prestigious institutions, including the Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Opera Tampa, Connecticut Grand Opera, Lake George Opera Festival to name a few. He has collaborated with such artists as Tito Capobianco, Sherrill Milnes, and Rufus Wainwright; and he has assisted conductors of the caliber of Lorin Maazel and Julius Rudel.
Jorge Parodi is the Music Director of the Senior Opera Theater at the Manhattan School of Music, where he has conducted its productions to critical acclaim. The New York Times praised its production of Schubert’s Die Verschworenen as “superbly performed” and said of its United States premiere of Paisiello’s Nina: “the opera played beautifully, with graceful music throughout, sonorous choruses and a radiant finale”. This season he conducts the American premiere of Léo Delibes’ Le Roi l’a dit. Also at Manhattan School of Music, he has led the Graduate Opera Scene Program and conducted historically informed performances of Cavalli’s La Calisto and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea at the MSM Summer Voice Festival.